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February 12, 2003

Broadcast media advisory:
Rube Goldberg satellite coordinates

Highlights from the Rube Goldberg Machine Contest at Purdue University will be available Saturday (2/15) via satellite from 4-4:15 p.m. EST.

Satellite information:

U/L TYPE: Analog
Band Type: Ku-Band
SBS6/02 (74'w)
U/L: 14049.500 Mhz Horizontal
D/L: 11749.500 Mhz Vertical
Allocated Bandwidth ()MHZ): 43.000

The contest honors the late cartoonist Rube Goldberg, who specialized in drawing whimsical, complicated machines to perform very simple tasks. This year, student machines must select, crush and pitch an aluminum can in 20 steps or more.

More information is available on the Web at or

A contest photo and news release also will be available Saturday afternoon. Broadcast quality audio clips will be available on the Web at

If you have trouble with the satellite connection please call (800) 321-3959 (satellite provider) or (765) 494-1032 (Purdue) for help.

If you have additional broadcast questions before the contest, please call Jesica Webb, (765) 494-2079, The day of the contest, Webb can be reached via pager, (765) 423-7326 or cell phone (765) 427-4178. Questions regarding student teams and the news release can be directed to Grant Flora, Purdue News Service, (765) 494-2073,